Chocolate Meditation – A sweet meditation technique

Woman With Brown and White Cream on Her Mouth chocolate meditation
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We’ve all tried to meditate and feel good about how we are. What comes to your mind when you think of meditation? Concentration? Focusing on the Brow Chakra? Deep breathing? Letting go of things that bother you? Divine Lights? Being one with God? Chocolate?q? encoding=UTF8&ASIN=B08G5FTVMF&Format= SL250 &ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=IN&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=vishalbhat 21&language=en INir?t=vishalbhat 21&language=en IN&l=li3&o=31&a=B08G5FTVMF

What? Did you just re-read that word to check if you read it correctly? Well, yes, you did! Chocolate meditation sounds almost delicious to hear, too! Doesn’t it? Let’s explore and read more about this meditation technique that is fast catching up

So, what is chocolate meditation all about?

People who have tried it say that chocolate meditation is one of the most delicious forms of meditation! We entirely agree, especially for those with a sweet tooth, that this meditation would be a wonderful experience. Not only is this form of meditation a simple technique for beginners, but it is also a nice variation that the veterans at meditation can try out for a change. People who have tried this form of meditation feel that it brings in the same benefits of a regular meditation, just that there is an added advantage of chocolate at the end!

Now that we have you interested, let us look at how to do this meditation.

What you need:

  • A small piece of chocolate
  • A yoga mat
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Comfortable space for you to concentrate well

ManipalBlog tip: Light a couple of fragrant candles or incense sticks and diffusers to calm the stressed you!

Now that we have everything in place let us start with knowing how to practice chocolate meditation.

Take a small piece of chocolate. Experts recommend dark chocolate with a significant cocoa content because that is one of the best options to get the enhanced taste of chocolate.

  1. Now, take a few deep breaths to relax yourself. Close your eyes and concentrate on deep breathing for a few minutes. You will need to feel completely relaxed.
  2. Take a small bite of the chocolate. Let it stay on the tongue and melt in your mouth slowly. Concentrate on the flavors of the chocolate. Get absorbed in the flavors of the chocolate. In a few minutes, you will notice that the flavors from the chocolate are absorbed with what you are experiencing now. Continue to breathe deeply and be aware of the different sensations the piece of chocolate leaves in your mouth.
  3. Swallow the chocolate slowly and focus on it as you do the same. Concentrate on the process of it being swallowed. When you take a second bite of the chocolate, notice what it feels like to raise your arms to put it in the mouth. Concentrate on how the piece of chocolate feels in your hand and the sensations you feel as you bring it closer to your mouth.
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After you have repeated the steps, focus on the sensations you feel after the experience. Concentrate on how you are feeling now. Try not to have other thoughts in your mind. If your mind wanders, take a few deep breaths and refocus on the flavors and sensations you associated in your mind when you ate the chocolate.

Now, very slowly, bring your attention back to the room where you meditate. Become aware of your surroundings, the sounds you hear, the mat you are seated on, and the fragrances around you.

The whole idea of this experience is to stay in the moment. Like you savored the chocolate, savor the moment and the feeling. Revisit the feeling throughout the day to feel more relaxed and less stressed.

Tips to keep in mind

  • Avoid consuming large quantities of chocolate during this exercise.
  • If you’re allergic to chocolate, try doing this meditation with a bit of sugar or a dry fruit like raisin.
  • Once you are on the path of meditation, you will release the lasting benefits meditation has and how effectively it reduces your stress.

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